Reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley charged with tax evasion, fraud

Esequiel Farfan
Agosto 14, 2019

A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television star Todd Chrisley on tax evasion and other charges.

However, "Todd and Julie Chrisley allegedly did not timely file income tax returns for the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 tax years or timely pay federal income taxes for any of those years", according to prosecutors.

The night prior to the indictment, Todd, 50, released a lengthy Instagram post where he predicted the news and denied any wrongdoing on behalf of himself and his wife, 46. Todd and Julie Chrisley also have a podcast called "Chrisley Confessions". He said he was aware that he and his wife were going to be named in a federal indictment for tax evasion "and probably a bunch of other financial crimes as well". The former employee then retaliated by bringing phony documents to the US attorney's office and told prosecutors the Chrisleys had committed financial crimes, Chrisley wrote. It all started back in 2012, when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time", he wrote on Instagram, noting that while he wouldn't use the forum to "go into details", he claimed the case "involved all kinds of really bad stuff like creating phony documents, forging our signatures, and threatening other employees with violence if they said anything.

Todd Chrisley claimed earlier this week, in a lengthy Instagram post (below), that the imminent indictment was born of a years-ago incident involving a disgruntled former employee who presented the US attorney's office with allegedly fabricated documents indicating the couple had committed financial crimes.

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"I'm telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of", he wrote. Todd said on IG, "Not only do we know we've done nothing wrong, but we've got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it". Pak said Chrisley "directed the falsifying or creation of false documents and directed Co-conspirator A to submit them" to banks.

"Instead, the Chrisleys and Tarantino allegedly took steps to obstruct IRS collection efforts, which included hiding income, lying to third parties about their tax returns, and - in Tarantino's case - lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS-CI Special Agents", said the US Attorney's Office.

The Chrisleys also sent a fabricated credit report and bank statements showing far more money than was actually in their accounts to a California property owner in July 2014 when they were trying to rent a home, the indictment says. You have and always will be the glue that holds us all together.

"It's clear that Mr. and Mrs. Chrisley were starring in a TV show and they were compensated handsomely as a result", Pak said. The show is now not in production.

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